Gina Rathbone

About me

I bring a fresh eye and careful attention to detail helping publishers, businesses and authors produce accurate materials to a high standard.

I can tackle any subject but I’m really at home with mountaineering, climbing, adventure and travel books, blogs, websites and guides.   Drawing on both first-hand knowledge and a great love of outdoor literature, I’m comfortable with technical terms and equipment use, I’m familiar with references to a wide range of wild and remote locations such as specific mountains, routes or trails, and understand the language of travel and navigation.


  • Proofreading – bringing consistency and accuracy to your print or online materials


As a freelance proofreader I use my skills developed in over 15 years as a senior communications professional for a national public sector organisation.

Meeting high expectations and creating content that stands up to public scrutiny is one of my strengths.

Training and qualifications

  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) – entry-level member and trained in:
    • Introduction to Proofreading
    • Proofreading Headway
    • Proofreading Progress
  • Editorial Skills for Business – The Publishing Training Company
  • BA (Hons) English Literature 2:1, Cardiff University


Gina has brought a clear, detailed and professional approach to all the projects she has assessed and proofed for us. We look forward to working with her on new work.
Dr Richard Davies, Parthian Books 

As a new author I realised there’s so much more to presenting a manuscript professionally for final book design. This is where Gina really helped and delivered. She prepared my manuscript meticulously and also highlighted a few areas for clarification. It was the final, and very reassuring stage in the process for me. I can recommend Gina’s approach – a telephone conversation to understand the requirements followed up by a clear timetable.
D. Wild, self-published author

Gina has been working with us on a voluntary basis for our last two editions of our quarterly ‘Mountain Rescue’ magazine. Her professional and efficient approach, and her attention to detail have certainly taken us to a new level. As a very small design and production team of one, I have always espoused high production values and, thanks to Gina’s input, I now feel extra confident that we are producing a top-class publication that can stand proudly within the outdoor sports and emergency services sector.
Judy Whiteside, Editor & Publicity Officer, Mountain Rescue Magazine